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Port Ludlow Performing Arts

2024 - 2025 Season

Sound Advice

Free Concert
Sound Advice Band

Sunday, August 4, 2024
2 PM - 4 PM

Grassy Field
Grace Christian Center
200 Olympic Place
Port Ludlow, WA 98365

Big Sky City Lights

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2024 at 7 PM

Nick Spears and Susan O’Dea generally fall into the category of “indie-folk duo,” but their diverse backgrounds have generated a sound that also crisscrosses into country, pop and rock. Montana-native Spears and New York City-based O’Dea originally collaborated long distance, covering songs remotely. They soon realized their harmonies played even better in person, and, better yet, with their own original music. The result was an album in 2021, “Wake Me When We Get There,” a spot on “Good Morning America,” and invitations to such notable events as Sisters Folk Festival and The Big Sky Festival. From their ballads to their rockers, the duo’s music invokes both the bright optimism of a Montana sunrise and the cozy intimacy of a New York City night.


$38 each

Alex Velluto

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2024, 7 PM

With a self-deprecating delivery and quirky takes on the familiar – behind his impish grin – Alex Velluto brings you gently into his comic adventures. There you will laugh and not stop. As a stand-up star in the Dry Bar Comedy stable, Velluto delivers bright, clean humor based on wit, timing and comedic persona. A veteran of multiple TV specials and tours from coast-to-coast, Velluto’s routine about 7-Eleven has earned millions of YouTube hits. But he is so much more than “The Big Gulp Kid.” Whether mining his trip to the Golden Corral restaurant, unearthing family foibles, or examining his own awkward journey through childhood – and adulthood – Velluto makes it all laugh-out-loud funny.


$38 each

Season Tickets
2024 - 25

Six Tickets
one to each performances

We do not issue paper tickets, instead you will receive a receipt and your name will be placed on our list. Then you check in at the door.

How to Order
2024-25 Season

  • Tickets $38 each.
  • We do not issue paper tickets, your name will be placed on our list. Then you check in at the door.
  • Online: Use the "Buy Now" button. You will receive a receipt from square.com.
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  • US Post: Send a check:
    PLPA — PO Box 65210 — Port Ludlow, WA 98365.
    Be sure to specify the performance date, your phone number, or email address. You will receive an acknowledgement.

Alias Brass

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2024 at 2 PM

These five virtuoso musicians will be delivering a show certain to capture the essence of the holiday season in an excitingly unique genre. Since 2013, Alias Brass’ mission has been to expand the traditional boundaries of the brass quintet and indeed, the mission is succeeding. From Baroque and Classical, the group moves easily to jazz, pop and what has been dubbed “chamber music of the future.” Diverse and innovative, Alias Brass has strived to engage its audiences through varying cultural, gender and global influences. Members of the Alias Brass Company also teach at workshops, seminars and in classrooms. But its heart and soul is performing – hundreds of concerts from Canada to Brazil and every corner of the United States – where they have honed their singular entertainment experience.


$38 each

The Wardens

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2025, at 7 PM

With The Wardens, it’s all about the stories. Yes, they are musicians, but band founders Scott Ward and Ray Schmidt, as well as fiddler Scott Duncan, have been employed in the national parks of Canada for decades as, yes, wardens. These real-life stewards of the land have written songs, mostly in a country/western style, that chronicle their adventures in the wilderness. Whether the stories be about a daring rescue mission or a humorous encounter with a bear, what always comes through is their love, appreciation and advocacy for the world’s natural wonders. They make it visual as well, performing in front of a screen depicting their work environs and other enhancements to their storytelling. They’ve been recognized for their performing talents at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and have four albums to their credit. But shortly after a winter of concerts, in the spring, they will be heading back to work.


$38 each

The Paperboys

Saturday, March 29, 2025, 7 PM

Safe to say, after three decades and 4,000-plus shows, The Paperboys are musical icons of the Pacific Northwest. The Celtic folk band that singer-songwriter-guitarist Tom Landa founded in Vancouver, B.C., in 1991 now incorporates bluegrass, Mexican and zydeco – to name just a few influences – in its notoriously feel-good show. They have produced 10 albums, written scores for movies and tour periodically across Europe. But the six-member ensemble mostly has a reputation among its devoted Northwest followers as simply a great, live band. Fronted by Landa, Geoffrey Kelley on flute and guitar, and Karissa Landa on fiddle – all three providing vocals – The Paperboys have been critically acclaimed in music magazines on both sides of the border, as well as on NPR and the CBC. But Port Ludlow will feel like a hometown show.


$38 each

Barbra Lica Quintet

Saturday, April 26, 2025 at 7 PM

Barbra Lica’s voice first drew widespread attention when she placed first runner-up at the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Competition in 2013. That signature sound now has been the centerpiece of seven albums, mostly of her original music, and countless tours and jazz festivals from Tokyo to Montreal. Bright and vibrant on one song, breathy and lilting the next, Lica varies the mood, from light and funny to heartfelt and heartbreaking. In addition to her own piano-playing, depth is provided by her touring partners on bass, guitar, keyboards and drums. An appealing performer who enjoys opening up to her audiences, the Toronto-born artist hasn’t slowed down in the studio, either. Her eclectic 2024 album of jazz, folk, pop, and rhythm and blues – Impostor Syndrome – earned two nominations from the Canadian Folk Music Awards.


$38 each


Port Ludlow Performing Arts
PO Box 65210
Port Ludlow, WA 98365

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Port Ludlow, WA 98365

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Who We Are

Port Ludlow Performing Arts (PLPA) is a not-for-profit community organization with an all-volunteer Board of Directors. It is dedicated to providing quality entertainment for area audiences, as well as offering educational outreach to support the arts in local elementary and secondary schools.

PLPA offers a season of six concerts/programs each year, held at the South Bay Club in Port Ludlow, WA. We network with agencies, auditions talent, negotiates contracts . . . all to schedule an exciting repertoire of entertainment for its patrons.